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Courtney Koehler

  • position Setter
  • height 5-11
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Asheville, N.C.
  • Major Sport and Entertainment Management
  • High school A.C. Reynolds
  • position Setter
  • height 5-11
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Asheville, N.C.
  • Major Sport and Entertainment Management
  • High school A.C. Reynolds

Courtney Koehler Bio

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2016 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017, 2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2019 SEC Community Service Team

2019 (SENIOR)

  • Leaves South Carolina as the program’s career assists record-holder in the rally-scoring era. Her 3,663 total assists over four seasons ranks fourth in South Carolina’s all-time history.
  • Finished without a single game missed over four seasons, putting her in a tie for the most career matches played in the rally-scoring era (122).
  • Thanks to her 1,031 assists in 2019, she is the only setter in the rally-scoring era to have three seasons with 1,000 or more assists.
  • Set a career high with 224 digs, pushing her over 750 for her career.
  • Finished ninth in the SEC for assists per set (9.04) and her seven double-doubles put her in the top 20 among conference athletes.
  • Became the program’s rally-scoring era record holder for career assists in the team’s win over Charlotte (9/10).
  • Recorded another double-double in the win over Maryland, with 40 assists and 10 digs. (9/20)
  • Passed 3,000 career assists in the team’s win over High Point, the sixth Gamecock to reach the milestone (9/22).
  • Had a terrific all-around match at Arkansas, with two aces, four kills, 10 digs and 44 assists (10/13).
  • Reached a personal best for a three-set match with 42 assists, adding 11 digs in a win at Ole Miss (11/10).
  • Put up another double-double to help the team take down No. 10 Colorado State in the NCAA tournament, with 42 assists and 11 digs (12/6).

2018 (JUNIOR)

  • Moved into the program’s all-time top 10 for career assists currently sits seventh overall in Carolina’s 46-year history and second among setters from the rally-scoring era (since 2001).
  • Koehler’s 1,121 assists put her fourth for most in a season for the era, and she finished fifth in the SEC with 10.01 assists per set.
  • Matched her career high with six kills at Rice (8/31). 
  • Earned MVP honors for the Maryland Invite, highlighted by a 56 assists and 15 digs against the Terps (9/8). 
  • Tied a career high with four blocks to go with 44 assists, nine digs and an ace in the win at Georgia (9/30). 
  • Passed out 92 assists over nine sets in wins vs. Auburn and Missouri (11/2-4).
  • Had a career-high six aces at Texas A&M (11/9). 
  • Passed a career-high 60 assists with 14 digs against Colorado (11/30) in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

2017 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Took the reins as the offense’s primary setter, and posted 1,123 assists for the year, the most by a sophomore in rally-scoring era, and third-most for a single season in rally-scoring era
  • Finished second on the team with 10 double-doubles, highlighted by a stretch of four straight between Sept. 8 to Sept. 16
  • Proved to be an efficient server, with 23 aces (second on the team) and just 27 errors for the season
  • Had a solid all-around match at Auburn, with six kills, 41 assists, 10 digs and a pair of aces to lead the team to an upset of the Tigers (10/18)
  • Held her own defensively, with 43 blocks (10 solo) and 219 digs, doubling her total from 2016
  • Ended the season with a career-high 55 assists in a four-set match with Mississippi State (11/24), her fourth match with 50 or more assists in 2017

2016 (FRESHMAN)

  • Played in all 30 matches, making five starts but playing as a back-row setter in the team’s 6-2 offense
  • Averaged four assists and 1.08 digs per set
  • Proved to be one of the most reliable servers on the team, with 12 aces to just nine service errors
  • Reached double-digit assists in 22 matches, and had four 20-assist matches
  • Posted her first career double-double against Buffalo, with 12 assists and 11 digs (9/9)
  • Pushed out a season-high 25 assists and added nine digs at home against Kentucky (10/2)

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

  • Played club volleyball for head coach Kevin Wentzel at Upward Stars
  • Lettered for four years at A.C. Reynolds under head coach Lori Ledford, serving as team captain
  • Won the AAU National Championship with Upward Stars in 2015
  • Recorded over 1500 assists in her high school career
  • 2014 MAC All-Conference First Team, Citizen-Times All WNC First Team

PERSONAL

  • Daughter of Tim and Joanie Koehler
  • Brother played football at Presbyterian College and older sister Kerstin played volleyball at College of Charleston
  • Plans to major in Sports and Entertainment Management

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